Jason Tafler, Founder & CEO of Unyte, has been interested in health, neuroscience and the mind-body connection for as long as he can remember. He always knew he wanted to make a difference in the world. What he didn’t know was the path life would take him to get there.
In January 2016, Jason was rushed to the hospital with a serious inflammatory health condition. In the thick of being treated for life-threatening internal bleeding, he realized the only thing he cared about was living to see his wife and son again.
At the time, Jason was the EVP & Chief Digital Officer of Rogers Communications, a $30B Canadian telecom company. He had also worked in investment banking and run a marketing technology company in the US called PointRoll that grew to over $100M in revenue.
But this focus on achievement and work—putting in 80 hours of work a week for two decades—had taken a toll. He knew he had to make a lifestyle change. From his hospital bed, Jason began to meditate daily. He credits many factors to his recovery, but he feels that meditation and other nervous system training techniques were the most important element of his healing process and to finding true meaning in life. He decided he wanted to share what he had learned, so he founded Unyte and acquired Wild Divine and Integrated Listening Systems to bring his vision to life.
In addition to leading Unyte in a mindful way, Jason enjoys practicing meditation and yoga, walking in nature, reading about ancient wisdom and modern science, and being fully present with his family. His passion for well-being and mental health is also a family affair – his wife Afshan is a wonderful life and health coach, and his son Aydan has many special needs gifts and challenges.